The American Dental Association recommends your child’s first dental appointment by their first birthday. At this age, the average child already has six teeth! At this visit, the dental professional may only be able to do a visual exam, depending on the child’s cooperation.
The earlier your child has their first visit followed by routine appointments, the better dental experience your child may have in later years. After the initial visit, your provider will recommend regular visits. Be sure to make these visits!